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'Everyone is going cray cray': TikTok users freak out over possible US ban

August 1, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Late Friday night, a social platform best known for coordinated dance routines and funny videos turned somber. TikTok users across the US began livestreaming and posting videos in tribute to what they feared was the end of TikTok, the short-form video app they've come to love and depend on.

TikTok users across the US began livestreaming and posting videos in tribute to what they feared was the end of TikTok, the short-form video app they've come to love and depend on.

"Everyone is live right now," said Ehi Omigie, who has about 25,000 followers on TikTok, in a livestream on the app Friday night after news broke of a possible US ban.

President Donald Trump said Friday night that he will ban TikTok from operating in the US, rejecting a potential deal for Microsoft (MSFT) to buy the app from its Chinese-owned parent company.

Hope Schwing, a TikTok user with 8 million followers, posted a video on Friday night thanking her followers for "changing her life. "

"I hope that we get to stay with TikTok," said TikTok user Emma Tovey, who has 120,000 followers, in a livestream.

"We're all going to stay together as a family," Grandma Sandy, who has 2. 5 million followers on the platform, said in a livestream.

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